Is cyclosporine harmful to dogs? Note: an older (non-modified) form of this medication is available, called just Cyclosporin or Sandimmune®. This form of the drug is often not well absorbed into the bloodstream in dogs or cats, so we do not recommend it. You should always use the medication called Cyclosporin Modified for pets.
What are the adverse effects of cyclosporine?
- High blood pressure.
- Increased hair growth.
- Swollen or inflamed gums.
- Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet.
- Other common side effects are tremors, restlessness, stomach upset, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, headache, and changes in blood sugar.
How long does cyclosporine take to work in dogs? Time to Effect
Thus, before concluding that the current dosage of cyclosporine is ineffective, allow 1 full week of therapy. In contrast, other immunosuppressive medications (e.g., mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine) seem to take 2 to 3 weeks to reach full therapeutic effect.
Is cyclosporine good for dogs? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is one of the most common chronic gastrointestinal diseases in dogs, with clinical signs often including vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Cyclosporine has been shown to be effective as a sole drug therapy for IBD in most dogs.